Wills & Estate Planning

Estate planning is a very personalized process that must be tailored specifically to your needs. The attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have extensive experience navigating the probate process and will guide you through each and every step in the most comprehensive, efficient manner. Depending upon your individual situation, an estate plan might include the following:

will-estate

  • Will
  • Living Will
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Special needs Trusts
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Homestead Declarations

Whether your concern is avoiding probate, protecting assets from creditors, or minimizing estate taxes, our attorneys will work with you to design and implement a plan to accomplish your goals.

Probate

Probate administration is the process by which a decedent’s assets are distributed to their heirs through the appropriate Probate Court.  This process can be extremely complex and very time-consuming.  Attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have experience with the essential steps of the process and will work with you to complete and file all of the documentation with the court in the most efficient manner.

Our goal is to make sure that your experience during a very difficult time is streamlined, while ensuring that your loved one’s assets are properly managed and distributed.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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    The town of Lee’s former chief of police, who took $4,000 from a duo accused of running a house of ill repute, could be convicted of extortion even though he did not coerce the payers to participate, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Tom Fusco and Tara Viola owned and operated an inn. Viola […]
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    Where a complaint to collect on a promissory note was dismissed under the six-year statute of limitations (G.L.c. 106, §3-118), the dismissal order should be reversed given the applicability of the common-law partial payment rule. “… On March 24, 2005, [defendant] VideogeniX’s predecessor signed a note for $30,000 in favor of [plaintiff] Zelby’s predecessor. The note […]

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